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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Location of artist Ben Eine's alphabet graffiti street
Location: Middlesex Street, Aldgate
Description: This is where uber-cool graffiti artist 'Ben Eine's' latest installation is - he's coerced the whole street into having their grim metal shutters to be part of his street alphabet.
Real name Ben Flynn, he was born on 23 August 1970 and has become a prolific street artist based in London.
He has also taken his lettering to the streets of Paris, Stockholm, Hastings and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Prior to becoming involved in commercial graffiti, Eine was a very famous and highly credible writer in the underground London graffiti scene.
Tagged in this Tour: Weird photo ops